Sergey Simakov is one of the most distinguished Russian conductors of his generation. In 2015, he was awarded the 1st prize at the International Conducting Competition Jeunesses Musicales Bucharest. He also worked as Assistant Conductor for the Junge Deutsche Philharmonie, Daniel Raiskin and the Staatsorchester Rheinische Philharmonie Koblenz (Season 2012-2013). In 2016, Sergey Simakov worked as Music Director and Conductor at the „Oper Oder-Spree“ festival in a production of Händel’s „Orlando“ and conducted concerts during the Bucharest Music Film Festival. Sergey Simakov is founder and Artistic Director of „Giraud Ensemble Zurich“.
He conducted concerts with the following orchestras and ensembles: Stuttgarter Philharmoniker, Iceland Symphony Orchestra, Nord Netherlands Symphony Orchestra, Orchestre Philarmonique de Strasbourg, Nordwestdeutsche Philharmonie, Moscow Philharmonic Orchestra, Brandenburgischen Staatsorchester Frankfurt, Neubrandenburger Philharmonie, Württembergischen Philharmonie Reutlingen, Musikalische Komödie Leipzig, George Enescu Philharmonic Orchestra Bukarest, Ensemble Resonanz Hamburg and others. Since 2012 Sergey Simakov has been scholarship holder of the German „Dirigentenforum“.